Smooth, ripe and seductive, with wonderful purity of fruit centered around ripe plum, black cherry, blackberry and currant. Gains points for its supple texture, elegance and nuance, with a long, measured aftertaste that picks up anise and mineral flavors. Tannins are ripe and very well-integrated, with some heat on the finish.
The 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Vineyard is profound and complex. It boasts cedar, black currant, and toast characteristics as well as great richness, full body, superb purity, layers of fruit, and high tannin. There are 312 cases of this superb 1999. However, patience will be required.
Paul Hobbs Winery was founded in 1991 by its devoted winemaker of the same name who focused on using minimally invasive winemaking techniques to create products true to their varietals. Located in the city of Sebastapol, the winery focuses on single-varietal made from Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Chardonnay from leading vineyards spanning from Sonoma to Napa County.
The 2002 “Beckstoffer To Kalon” Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is one of an exclusive group of wines to reach 100 points awarded by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. The visual, bouquet and palate characteristics are most remarkable for their striking and dynamic attributes in each unique statement of the wine. Their level of quality has continued as the winery has developed over the years, and Benchmark Wine Group is delighted to share it with you.
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